Careers

 

At Carpe Data, we’re always looking for new members to add to our diverse and growing team. If you’re interested in immersing yourself in an innovative, fun culture and feel like you have something great to bring to the table, then we want to hear from you!

Carpe Data prides itself on providing our employees with opportunities for growth and professional development, and maintaining a positive work environment. Our office is located in the heart of Santa Barbara, directly above the hustle and bustle of downtown State Street, complete with balcony views of the ocean.

We value a work environment that fosters goodwill and teamwork, and regularly coordinate events to bring our employees together, including team lunches and dinners, happy hours and sunset cruises, volunteer events, and participation in company sponsored sports teams. Our offices are full of dedicated individuals, great music, in-house beverages and snacks, and dog mascots.

UPDATE May 2017: We are pleased to announce we have received $6.6 million in Series A funding. There is no better time to join our growing team!

Quality Assurance Engineer

Who we are

Carpe Data is a next generation data company that provides predictive scoring and data products for insurers seeking a holistic view into each risk. Leveraging the social web, online content, wearables, connected devices, and other next generation sources, Carpe Data is introducing an entirely new category of data to the insurance industry. We are among the top 23 Insurtech startups, as recently selected from over 800 companies to participate in the Plug and Play Insurance Innovation Platform. Visit http://www.carpe.io for additional information.

What we are looking for

{Carpe Data is seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer to join a talented and agile product development team. This role will collaborate with project managers and engineers to test, iterate, and approve feature releases in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Candidates should have an interest in software development, technology, and the testing process as well as exceptional attention to detail and communication skills.

The Quality Assurance Engineer will work alongside Product, Engineering, and Customer Success to develop innovative products in a fast-paced environment. This position presents the opportunity to work in a cross-functional and business-critical role in a disruptive and fast-growing startup.

UPDATE May 2017: We are pleased to announce we have received $6.6 million in Series A funding. There is no better time to join our growing team!

Responsibilities

  • - Create and implement an automated Quality Assurance process strategy from scratch, with collaboration from other team members
  • - Test new features and providing feedback to the product/engineering team
  • - Write product requirements and bug reports
  • - Implement creative ad-hoc strategies to meet project/research demands
  • - Troubleshoot potential software issues, look for workarounds, and deliver this information to our internal team members in a clear and concise manner
  • - Learn and master the inner workings of a full enterprise product suite

Skills

  • - 1-3 years relevant work experience in QA or Product Management
  • - Love for good software quality at all levels - from behavior-driven tests to overall product experience
  • - A technology enthusiast. Excited to work in a fast-paced development environment, and eager to work with new technologies
  • - Extremely detail-oriented, logical and patient
  • - Self-motivated to explore and undertake new projects
  • - Quick study
  • - Comfortable working closely with developers and other folks at {Carpe Data
  • - Local to the Santa Barbara area, no telecommuting

Nice To Have

  • - Relevant Bachelor’s degree with a preference for computer science or related degrees
  • - Ability to write PostgreSQL database queries
  • - An interest in UI/UX and photoshop abilities to create mockups and wireframes
  • - Startup experience

Compensation

  • - Competitive salary based on experience
  • - Health and dental insurance
  • - Stock options
  • - 401k with company matching
  • - Unlimited vacation
  • - Working in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara on the 6th floor of the Balboa Building, in an office full of natural sunlight and gorgeous views of the surrounding scenery
  • - Stocked snacks including fresh fruit
  • - Company culture events such as board game nights, movie nights, team lunches and undeniably one of the best Fiesta parties in Santa Barbara, on our 6th floor balcony directly over the parade
  • - Being a core player at a small company that is very well-positioned in an enormous insurance data market that is anxious to integrate our data

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Software Engineer

Who we are

Carpe Data is a next generation data company that provides predictive scoring and data products for insurers seeking a holistic view into each risk. Leveraging the social web, online content, wearables, connected devices, and other next generation sources, Carpe Data is introducing an entirely new category of data to the insurance industry. We are among the top 23 Insurtech startups, as recently selected from over 800 companies to participate in the Plug and Play Insurance Innovation Platform. Visit http://www.carpe.io for additional information.

What we are looking for

As a Software Engineer for Carpe Data, you will have the opportunity to design, develop, and support innovative software solutions with a small and agile team utilizing a broad range of technologies. Projects will include development of new and existing customer-facing API offerings, Big Data acquisition and distillation, SaaS development, Proof of Concept formation and technical/creative input. The candidate will work directly with both the VP of Technology and CEO (deemed one of Insurance Tech’s “Top Ten Innovators of the Decade”). Our tight-knit technology team includes data scientists and a QA team, enabling the candidate to have a significant impact in driving the company forward.

We’re looking for a candidate who is excited to develop and implement new technologies, and who enjoys a fast-paced, fun, and collaborative team.

Candidates must be located in or willing to relocate to Santa Barbara, CA. Relocation assistance available.

Responsibilities

  • - Develop and maintain a PHP based web application following W3C, MVC, and industry standard conventions
  • - Build real-time data interfaces with third party data providers and web services using REST, AJAX, XML, JSON and other custom formats
  • - Analyze large datasets to identify, parse, and extract structured and unstructured data
  • - Perform local testing and work with QA team to resolve issues
  • - Implement cross-browser compliant HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • - Create and maintain database tables, ad-hoc queries, and general tuning

Skills

  • - Fluency in PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, AJAX, JSON, XML
  • - Experience with MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • - Experience with GIT or other code repository
  • - Experience utilizing third-party APIs including real-time data streams
  • - 3+ years of software development experience in a production environment

Nice To Have

  • - Experience with Amazon Web Services ( EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, RDS, SQS, S3)
  • - Python experience
  • - Developer operations experience
  • - Experience with PostgreSQL JSON/JSONB functions
  • - Experience with web scraping, web crawlers, web proxy, HTML parsing, DOM parsing, PhantomJS or other headless browser
  • - Experience with Regular Expressions

Compensation

  • - Competitive salary based on experience
  • - Health and dental insurance
  • - Stock options
  • - 401k with company matching
  • - 10 annual vacation days
  • - Working in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara on the 6th floor of the Balboa Building, in an office full of natural sunlight and gorgeous views of the surrounding scenery
  • - Stocked snacks including fresh fruit
  • - Company culture events such as board game nights, movie nights, team lunches and undeniably one of the best Fiesta parties in Santa Barbara, on our 6th floor balcony directly over the parade
  • - Being a core player at a small company that is very well-positioned in an enormous insurance data market that is anxious to integrate our data

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Send us your resume and complete a quick coding challenge.